Who’s behind this?
… that through all its phases – planning, execution, and evaluation – it is organized exclusively by youth. The VALE is the love child of an intense dedication and passion for leadership and youth development shared by a few like-minded individuals across Europe.
Planning and implementation
Origins and target
Youth For Understanding (YFU) is an international educational exchange organization, consisting of 55+ member organizations across six continents. As a leader in intercultural exchange and educational programs for more than 60 years, YFU has impacted more than 270.000 students as well as their host families, schools and communities.
Our mission is to advance intercultural understanding, life-long learning, global competencies, mutual respect, and social responsibility by giving young people the chance to live in a family in another country and experience a different culture.
Dedicated volunteers, mostly young, are at the heart of the organization and working with empowering young people is at the core of everything YFU does. YFU creates an encouraging environment for motivated and active youth to meet, share ideas, collaborate and take action on relevant issues. The idea of making a course like the VALE sprung right out from this unique spirit.
We are partially funded through the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Making the Magic Happen